“Ten seconds on your lips,

ten years on your hips,”

he says gleefully

as he pops a piece of chocolate into his mouth.

This little ditty comes to mind


when I am

tempted by some rich delight.

At these moments,

facing temptation,

I take 10 seconds

and ask myself

if I really,



want that indulgence.


the craving


and my hips

are saved from that

extra weight.

If I go ahead,

I savor

whatever it is that

I really, really



Living Lines

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